Tudor has a long history of working with professional divers and some of the largest navies in the world. It’s a history that dates back to 1954 that has built a heritage and legacy of innovation, both technical and aesthetic. The Black Bay Ceramic One adds to that heritage, keeping Tudor at the forefront of timekeeping innovation.
The Black Bay Ceramic One is aptly named for its matte black ceramic case. The stainless steel case back is done to match in a bead-blasted matte black finish that is PVD treated. The bezel is also PVD coated, and is made of titanium. The rest of the name—specifically the “One” part—no doubt references the fact that this watch is one of one.
The hour markers have been darkened in a matte black to match the rest of the watch, and the snowflake hands are treated with a black luminescent material that gives off a green glow. The watch is finished off with a hybrid black alligator leather or a rubber strap.
In keeping with the Black Bay design, the case measures 41mm. That space is filled with the same movement as other Black Bay watches—specifically the manufacture calibre MT5602. This is a self-winding mechanical movement with a bidirectional rotor system Swiss Chronometer that is officially COSC certified. It has a 70-hour power reserve.
The watch is meant to be part of the eighth edition of Only Watch—a biennial fundraiser that supports research into Muscular Dystrophy. This event will be held November 9 in Geneva. Since 2005, the event has collected over 35 million Euro, thanks to the support of 50 watch brands and the patronage of HSH The Prince of Monaco.
The watches are auctioned off at Christie’s with 99 per cent of the proceeds going directly to research projects.